I started becoming an avid reader during my college years. And now that I’m over three years out of college — and having read dozens and dozens of books — I think I have a grasp for what reading material would be helpful for a Christian during his or her college years. While there are […]Read more "11 Books Every Christian in College Should Read"
Sometimes we look to someone’s life and we envy their platform and status. We say, “I wish I had their life!” If we’re struggling with pride, we may even say, “Hey, I can do a better job than that person.” We are quick to make assumptions. We see the success, but we don’t see the […]Read more "John Calvin and His Afflictions"
We’ve heard it before: The truth will set you free. This is true. And also some of the most misquoted words of Jesus. This saying originally came from Jesus in the Gospel of John, “. . . and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). Some secular avenues love this verse without even originally […]Read more "The Truth Will Not Set You Free"
I like Richard Sherman. And I’m a St. Louis Rams fan. How can you not appreciate what he has accomplished? Grew up in the projects, graduated from Stanford, a gifted athlete, and is now currently one of the best players in the NFL. Impressive, to say the least. You probably already know, but two Sundays […]Read more "A Lesson We Can Learn From Richard Sherman"
We look at the girl who is beautiful, outgoing, popular and fashionable and say, “There’s no way she can be humble.” But what does humility look like? The issue is not so much that our definition is wrong, but that our description is wrong. We have misconceptions and preconceived notions of what humility should look […]Read more "Why Your Description of Humility is Wrong"
You do not have to wait until you’re 58 years old to make a difference. You can start right now. Paul had this in mind for Timothy when he wrote, “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity” (1 […]Read more "A Call To A Young Twenty-Something: You Can Make A Difference Right Now"
Suffering is inevitable. Bitterness is a choice. Recently, I listened to John Piper speak about bitterness on one of the “Ask Pastor John” audio clips that Desiring God holds almost daily. Piper mentions four ways we can fight bitterness. You can listen to the full audio here, and I have also listed Piper’s four points […]Read more "John Piper on Fighting Bitterness"
Did you struggle yesterday on Valentine’s Day? As opposed to just strictly writing my own thoughts on how to encourage you, I’d thought it would be helpful to compile a list of blogs aimed towards singleness from various people, including one written by me over one year ago. So … Here they are. Read them. […]Read more "For Those Who Struggled on Valentine’s Day"
Did you have a rough 2012? If so, chances are you may be longing for the New Year to come so you can have a “fresh start” or “start over” or finally get your shot at a “new beginning.” This is idolatry. It is idolatry because it is the act of looking to someone or […]Read more "2013: Worshipping The New Year Before It Gets Here"
We were young, immature, selfish, and ignorant. In my Junior High years, me and my friends often played basketball indoors at First Christian Church of Florissant in, of course, Florissant, MO. I don’t remember every detail of this story because it was over a decade ago, but I remember one Wednesday evening me and 10 […]Read more "Shoot Until You Miss: My Fondest Memory of Charles Wingfield"